Protecting Norfolk’s history for people to enjoy everyday.

We work with local communities to save Norfolk’s irreplaceable historic sites and to share them with everyone

St Benet’s Abbey gatehouse and the mill from the ponds. Photograph: Nick Stone.

About NAT

NAT is a local conservation charity which aims to protect Norfolk’s significant archaeological or historic sites at risk. We take monuments into our care, repair them, provide interpretation, and open them for everyone to enjoy.

We actively engage with local communities so that they can be involved in the future conservation of the sites that they treasure.

We rely on grants and donations to fund our work – looking after our heritage is an expensive business.

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Current and recent projects and campaigns

NAT’s work is guided by values of sustainability, action, accessibility and community. Explore here more detailed information about current and recent projects.

Our centenery

St Benet’s Abbey 1000 years!

Burgh Almanac

Onwards & Upwards


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Caistor St Edmund Roman Town. Photograph: Nick Stone.

News and events


October’s Highlights from the Archive

October’s Highlights from the Archive

Today, Norfolk Archaeological Trust is known for its management of rural archaeological sites. However, in its early days, its focus was on the acquisition of historic properties in the county that were at risk, whether through neglect or from the slum clearances that...

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Highlights from the Archive

Highlights from the Archive

We would like to welcome Jess Johnston and Robin Sampson who are working on the Norfolk Archaeological Trust: Its Centenary and Beyond project. NAT is running this project in conjunction with the Norfolk Record Office, with support provided by The National Lottery...

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Freelance Evaluation Consultant opportunity

We're looking for a freelance evaluation consultant to support the evaluation of the Norfolk Archaeological Trust: Its centenary and Beyond project. The project is made possible by funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The commission brief can be found here...

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Heritage Open Days 2023

Heritage Open Days are back this year from 8 to 17 September, with thousands of free events throughout the UK.  This year we are hosting free events at St Benet’s Abbey. St Benet’s Abbey - Fish & Chippings, Saturday 9 September, Wednesday 13 September, Saturday 16...

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Heritage Open Days 2022

Heritage Open Days are back this year from 9th to 18th September, with thousands of free events throughout the UK.  This year we are hosting free events at 3 of our sites - Burgh Castle Fort, Caistor Roman Town and St Benet's Abbey. Off to the Fort! The invention of...

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Burnham Norton Friary. Photograph: Nick Stone.